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September 21, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smithsonian magazine Museum Day. Join us at the Eudora Welty House and Garden, Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Museum of Mississippi History, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Old Capitol Museum, and Winterville Mounds on Saturday, September 21, to mark Smithsonian magazine’s fifteenth annual Museum Day. Participating museums throughout the nation are emulating the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is a Smithsonian Affiliate. For more information, please visit

September 26, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 9 a.m.–noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Old Capitol Bowl. Teams from selected high schools compete in conjunction in a scholar’s bowl contest. This competition will test students’ knowledge of government and Mississippi history as teams compete to become Old Capitol Bowl Champions. Registration is required. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email


October 17, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 5–8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Present Meets Past. Meet key figures who shaped the history of the Old Capitol and Mississippi. Free, for more information call 601-576-6920 or email


November 01, 2019

Friday, November 1, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson. MDAH will host the 34th Social Studies Teachers Workshop. Concurrent sessions will be held throughout the day. Highlights include a presentation from staff of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and a tour of Jackson’s significant sites in the Civil Rights Movement led by Robby Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University.

The cost is $60 in advance and $80 the day of. The first 100 applicants will receive a $30 scholarship funded by George Washington’s Mount Vernon to go towards their registration fee. Included is lunch and admission to the Two Mississippi Museums. Earn 0.7 CEUs for an additional fee. Register online HERE. For more information email or call 601-576-6997.